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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 07:58 AM

5. That sounds good! I might try it later

Right now I am interested in trying something like a quiche in one of the crusts but I do have eight of the nut crusts to use up.

The sweet suggestions also sound great, but I am on a diet and need to cut back on sweets. My original thought was to try a Southern chess pie in a pecan crust. I think the simplicity of the custard would complement the nut crust nicely.

Classic Chess Pie
Ingredients
Pie Crust

1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
pie weights or dried beansaluminum foil

Chess Pie

2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
Powdered sugar, for garnish

How to Make It
Step 1
Bake Pie Crust: Fit piecrust in a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Line pastry with aluminum foil. Fill with dried beans or pie weights and bake at 425 for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove weights and foil; bake 2 more minutes or until golden. Cool.

Step 2
Make Pie: Stir together sugar, cornmeal, flour, salt, melted butter, milk, white vinegar, and vanilla extract until blended. Add eggs, and stir well before pouring into piecrust.

Step 3
Bake at 350 for 50 to 55 minutes, shielding edges with aluminum foil after 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, garnish with powdered sugar.

Chef's Notes
Variation:
Coconut Chess Pie: Prepare filling as directed above; stir in 1 cup toasted flaked coconut before pouring into piecrust. Bake as directed above.
https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/classic-chess-pie

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